I have several questions for you if you are. Please disregard the “stereotypical” tone of the questions. I do NOT intend to stereotype. Forthright, is the only way I can think of to ask them. (Note: This occurs at many different local banks I have visited.)
[li]Why do tellers so often dislike making change and/or exchanging change for bills, even when they are not busy?[/li]
[li]Why do banks not accept rolled coins if you do not have an account there, and simply want bills? This is harmless to them but they avoid it like the plague.[/li]
[li]Why do banks not accept coins in large un-rolled volumes? (simple as ten dollars in quarters or major as a piggy bank full of change) They have a change counting machine there, what harm can it do to them, for them to dump my change in their counting machine? (Coinstar sucks! eight and nine-tenths of a cent on the dollar cost for counting! Yes, I am frugal.)[/li]
[li]Why do tellers dislike giving out requested items, such as a new state quarter, that you don’t have yet? Many times they won’t even look for one, they just say no.[/li]
I have encountered these annoyances so often that I can’t even begin to count them. Majority of the times that I attempt to do the above, the bank is not busy at all, and the tellers are doing nothing particular. I have politely asked the tellers on occasion “why do you not…” and only get an evil blank stare or a smart ass “fine! here you go!” attitude. Are banks so unpleasant to work in that the employees are often irate? I don’t get it. What is the Straight Dope on this?